Monday, June 11, 2012

Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter

Once again Cindy Neuschwander has found a fun way to introduce math concepts with Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter (Math Adventures) math adventure. In case you did not guess it from the title, in this book she addresses perimeter and area.

The story begins with Per visiting her Uncle Sir Cumference, her Aunt Lady Di Ameter, and their son Radius. They teach her a game that is one that children can also play after reading this story and learn some valuable math skills. The game is called Inners and Edges and requires the children to determine the number of edges a shape made of tiles has after being told the number of inners. They are told the game originally belonged to the Countess Areana who lives on the Island of Immeter that is guarded by a sea serpent that keeps visitors away.

This of course leads the children Radius and Per to making a visit to the Island of Immeter where they must use their knowledge of the game to safely get into the tower without being eaten by the sea serpent. As Per works her way through the challenges, with the help of Radius she finds herself the keeper of Immeter Island, becoming Lady Per of Immeter.

This math series is a great way to introduce more challenging math concepts to children. The stories are engaging, and the math solid.

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